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Jamal Shuriah always knew he wanted to be a performer. He started playing minor roles at local community theaters at seven and continued throughout high school. After graduating, Jamal earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and began his professional career. He quickly landed several notable contracts, including "Monty" in Saturday Night Fever and "Simba" in the Disney cruise line's version of The Lion King. Afterward, Jamal toured with Green Day's...

By Lauren Drew, Congressional Relations Director 

Many patients are not informed when they first begin dialysis that there are more options beyond the traditional in-center, in-a-chair, 3 times a week system. Only 14% of patients on dialysis in the US are using at-home options, despite evidence showing that it may be a better option for some patients1.

The Improving Access to Home Dialysis Act (H.R. 8075) was...

In 2021, there were 786,000 patients1 living with kidney failure, yet less than 25,0002 received a transplant that year. In 2022, the U.S. finally reached 25,000 kidney transplants3 in one year, but there are still an estimated twelve people dying each day without the opportunity to receive a life-saving transplant. 

No one should die while waiting for a kidney, but there aren't enough organs to meet current or future...

En 2021 había 786,000 pacientes1 con insuficiencia renal, pero menos de 25,0002 recibieron un trasplante ese año. En 2022, Estados Unidos finalmente llegó a 25,000 trasplantes de riñón3en un año, pero todavía hay unas doce personas que mueren cada día sin la oportunidad de recibir un trasplante que salva la vida.

Nadie debería morir mientras espera un riñón, pero no hay suficientes órganos para satisfacer las necesidades actuales...

As the winter holidays approach, maintaining a healthy diet that fits your specific needs while on dialysis can become more challenging. The National Kidney Foundation is here to provide tips and recipes to help you stay on track while enjoying the season.

Focusing on the foods you can have

Being around friends and family who don't need to adjust what they eat can make keeping a healthy diet harder at times. Focusing on the foods you...

Every day, 12 people die waiting for a kidney transplant. Living organ donation plays a vital role in addressing this crisis. However, many potential living donors face barriers that discourage them from pursuing this life-saving act.

To support and protect living donors, several critical bills have been introduced in Congress. Let's explore these important pieces of legislation.

A Chance to Make a Difference

Living organ...

¡Es el Mes Nacional del Riñón! Celebra tomando el control de tu salud renal con seis programas de la NKF diseñados para ayudarte a lograrlo.

1. ¿Eres parte del 33%?

Actualmente, el 33% de la población en los Estados Unidos está en riesgo de enfermedad renal. Eso significa que 1 de cada 3 adultos en América podría desarrollar enfermedad renal crónica en el futuro y probablemente ni siquiera lo sepan. Si tienes un...

By Lauren Drew, Director of Congressional Relations

UPDATE 3/24/2024: President Biden has signed into law the FY24 funding package that includes an additional $23 Million for the HRSA OPTN Modernization Initiative, for a total FY24 funding of $ 52 Million. We are excited for this vote of support from Congress and the President, and will continue to advocate for robust funding for this important project. We look forward to continuing to...